This picture was taken back in 2009 - no pinching here!
So yes, I'm a hopeless sap for St. Patrick's Day, but not in a green-beer-drinking, Irish-stew-eating, soda-bread-making sort-of way. I grew up with a mom who would dye the food green on St. Patrick's Day and made sure that we were wearing green so we didn't get pinched.
I'm carrying on the green-food tradition, thanks to the bread machine and some green food coloring
I love the way we have created our own traditions to celebrate the holiday, including a yearly showing of Darby O'Gill and the Little People - how can you beat listening to Sean Connery sing?!
And I love quoting lines from The Quiet Man:
"He'll regret it to his dying day, if ever he lives that long."
"Sir, sir...here's a nice stick to beat the lovely lady!"
So from this Scotch-Irish/English/Cherokee lass to you...
Top o'the Mornin' and
Happy St. Patrick's Day!